Theirs was a life that included both work and play, and
exposed them to Springfield society during the beginnings of the
Abraham Lincoln era, he being a good friend of their father as
well as his legal counsel. Gillett, known in many circles as the
Cattle King of Illinois, raised his family in the Elkhart area,
educating all of his children in the finest schools of the day,
thus preparing them for the future.
Our presenter is Marcy Brooks, who studied at LCU many years
ago, and who now lives in Greeneville TN, where she has
established “Destiny Life Skills Institute”. She is a skilled
musician and speaker, and is remembered for playing the organ at
our Christmas Candlelight Service in years past, as well as
leading various motivational talks in the area. She has been
intrigued by the history of Elkhart for numerous years, and
promises to bring an exciting and revealing inside look at the
lives of the Gillett women.
The Dinner Lecture will be held at Horsefeather’s Wild Hare Café on Friday March
24, 2017, at 5:30p. The cost of the lecture will include $10 for the Elkhart
Historical Society. The menu offerings are Herb Crusted Chicken Breast or Beef
Bourguignon, the reservation form can be viewed and downloaded on the website:
historicalsociety.org Reservations are required and must be made by
calling 217 947 2238, as space is limited.
[J. Rob Wilson]